|Henry Simkin 24may2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Henry Simkin was born and grew up in Western Massachusetts. Today Henry lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with his wife Maxine Stein, long-time Director of Development at the Yiddish Book Center. Henry was willing to tell his history understanding that he would get to share some of his stories of performing Jewish ritual circumcision (brit millah) as a mohel for his community and for friends in various locations in New England...
Keywords: Pittsfield; Army medical corps; boarding school; hebrew school; Jewish community in rural Massachusetts; becoming a mohel; Jewish Theological Seminary; brit milot. consecration; obligation; interfaith families; Jews for Jesus; biker bris; eastern religions; bu-jews; having children; adopting orthodoxy; daily Jewish life; Kashrut; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
|Hans Herda 26March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)|
Hans Herda, retired math professor and Yiddish Book Center volunteer, was interviewed by Sara Israel on March 26, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Hans Herda Oral History Interview, interviewed by Sara Israel, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 26, 2012...
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